Applus+ Laboratories accredited by JCB to test payment card functional compliance under their latest specifications


    Our Barcelona laboratory will now be able to conduct both security and functional evaluations for JCB payment cards. 

    We are proud to announce that JCB has accredited us to carry out functional testing on Contact, Contactless, and Dual Interface payment cards, under the latest version of JCB IC Card Application Specification v3.2.

    Our laboratory in Barcelona is ready to conduct all the functional evaluations required to obtain JCB’s Letter of Approval, including EMV L1 tests (contact and contactless), and JCB tests (J/Smart L2 Contact and Contactless, Performance, and Combi-Interoperability). 

    JCB Level 2 testing is performed using our own testing platform (Approvit), validated by JCB. The new tool provides a reliable, user-friendly solution for testing automation, and a convenient tool to debug their products with confidence. 

    One-stop-shop for security and interoperability

    Applus+ Laboratories was already accredited to test JCB security evaluations for contact and contactless cards (J/Smart) and mobile products. Having both security and functional accreditations, we are now able to provide a one-stop-shop service for JCB-Card compliance, as well as similar services for the rest of the payment schemes. Check our testing services for payment cards

    About JCB

    JCB is a major global payment brand and a leading credit card issuer and acquirer in Japan. JCB launched its card business in Japan in 1961 and began expanding worldwide in 1981. Its acceptance network includes about 37 million merchants around the world. JCB Cards are issued mainly in Asian countries and territories, with more than 140 million cardmembers. As part of its international growth strategy, JCB has formed alliances with hundreds of leading banks and financial institutions globally to increase its merchant coverage and cardmember base. As a comprehensive payment solution provider, JCB commits to providing responsive and high-quality service and products to all customers worldwide. For more information, please visit: 

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